Bech: A Book by John Updike

$ 18.00

John Updike, 'Bech:  A Book,' published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York, first published in 1965, this copy is the fourth printing of July 1970. 

Bech:  A Book is a 206 page cloth bound hardcover measuring 8 1/4" x 5".  The dust jacket has some wear to the edges and it is price clipped.  The book has mild bumping to the spine but appears that have never been opened.  The condition is very good.  

From Henry Bech's Own foreword

"Dear John,

...you are right.  This monotonous hero who disembarks from an airplane, mouths words he doesn't quite mean, has vaguely to do with some woman, and gets back on the airplane, is certainly one Henry Bech.  Until your short yet not unlongish collection, no revolutionary has concerned himself with the silken mechanism whereby America reduces her writers to imbecility and cozenage.

...here it is, then.  My blessing."

ISBN:  394-41638-4

 


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